Everyone knows about pickles and ice cream during pregnancy, and most who have been pregnant have some crazy craving at one point or another, I myself have always craved pineapple and gross fast food. But I also have had what I have named postpartum cravings. After having each of my children I have craved 1 food that I ate non-stop during my hospital stays.
With Matthew it was gross hospital cafeteria hamburgers.... just the thought of it now makes my stomach turn. I ate them for all 6 lunches and dinners I ate after having him.....blah I am actually disgusted just typing that! Not just the fact that I ate 6 hamburgers in 3 days, but also that they were from a hospital cafeteria, we aren't even talking high class Five Guys (the original location being miles from the hospital I delivered).
With Lillian after my c-section which was at 8am I was on liquid diet for almost 24 hours. My craving choices were a bit limited, but the hospital had the most fantastic Popsicles. I had to have eaten 50 in that 24 hour time frame, and then once I could eat a normal diet, I STILL chose popsicles. Maybe I was still full from all the hamburgers from the last go around.....lol
This hospital stay I was in a new hospital, one which had a very crappy menu to chose from, so I made my husband go out to get most of my meals. Luckily the hospital is adjacent from a very large Town Centre and had many options. I made my husband go to Chipotle for nacho chips 4 times! I didn't have him get burrito bowls or tacos, just the chips, no cheese or salsa, just plain chips.
So am I alone in this confession of odd postpartum cravings, and a loon, or is this a common thing?
I only wonder now, what my crazy mind would come up with if we were to have any more children....